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Ruby Lane

Vintage Marketplace: Art, Paintings, Prints, Photos; Dolls; Furniture; Glass; Jewelry; Kitchen Collectibles; Pottery, Porcelain; Silver, Silverplate.Vintage begins here! Voted #1 best platform to sell on by dealers. Loved by loyal customers. All proud …

Ruby Lane

Vintage Marketplace: Art, Paintings, Prints, Photos; Dolls; Furniture; Glass; Jewelry; Kitchen Collectibles; Pottery, Porcelain; Silver, Silverplate.Vintage begins here! Voted #1 best platform to sell on by dealers. Loved by loyal customers. All proud …

Denby China Find

Online Denby china shop for discontinued Denby china and replacement of discontinued Denby China patterns in Sussex, UK.Online Denby china shop for discontinued Denby china and replacement of discontinued Denby China patterns in Sussex, UK. At our Denb…

Denby China Find

Online Denby china shop for discontinued Denby china and replacement of discontinued Denby China patterns in Sussex, UK.Online Denby china shop for discontinued Denby china and replacement of discontinued Denby China patterns in Sussex, UK. At our Denb…

Nestegg Antiques

Nestegg Antiques specializes in early English antique pottery dated 1740-1840Nestegg Antiques specializes in early English antique pottery dated 1740-1840 that includes antique toby jugs, salt glazed stoneware pottery, English delft, creamware, pearlwa…

Nestegg Antiques

Nestegg Antiques specializes in early English antique pottery dated 1740-1840Nestegg Antiques specializes in early English antique pottery dated 1740-1840 that includes antique toby jugs, salt glazed stoneware pottery, English delft, creamware, pearlwa…

Chymoons Vintage & Antiques

Chymoons Vintage & Antiques is a small antique store that specializes in vintage clothes. We have a selection of vinyl for the collector.Chymoons Vintage & Antiques is a small antique store that specializes in vintage clothes. We have a selecti…

Ancient Roman Mosaic Floor Found Under Italian Vineyard

Archaeologists have been searching for this mosaic for decades, and historians are calling it the year’s biggest discovery.NEGRAR DI VALPOLICELLA, Italy — After decades of searching, archaeologists finally discovered the ultimate treasure: A Roman mosa…

Ancient Roman Mosaic Floor Found Under Italian Vineyard

Archaeologists have been searching for this mosaic for decades, and historians are calling it the year’s biggest discovery.NEGRAR DI VALPOLICELLA, Italy — After decades of searching, archaeologists finally discovered the ultimate treasure: A Roman mosa…

Museum-Quality Carnival Glass Collection Coming to Auction

Meticulously curated rare and exceptional carnival glass pieces in the Christina Katsikas collection being sold at auction.Northwood Dark Ice Blue Grape and Cable 10-piece master punch set.CAMBRIDGE, Ohio – The museum-quality carnival glass collection …

Museum-Quality Carnival Glass Collection Coming to Auction

Meticulously curated rare and exceptional carnival glass pieces in the Christina Katsikas collection being sold at auction.Northwood Dark Ice Blue Grape and Cable 10-piece master punch set.CAMBRIDGE, Ohio – The museum-quality carnival glass collection …

Antique British Silver Hallmarks 101

Webinar Transcripts – Understanding Silver Hallmarks – WorthPoint Affinity Partner e-ValueIt

Corey: Hi, everyone. I’m Corey Cripe Kuchel. I’m the founder of e-ValueIt.com, which is an online appraisal service. One of the things we appraise is silv…

Thrifting in The Age of COVID-19

Has the Coronavirus closed your favorite Thrift Store? Fear not. It’s time to try something new: collect the collectors. Here’s how.On March 18, I was checking out of my favorite thrift stores when I asked Ya-Ya, my favorite clerk, if she was worried a…

The Things We Cherish In Uncertain Times

When life is challenging, like during a pandemic, there’s no place like home — the repository of our treasured keepsakes and collections.Unprecedented. This is the word used to describe the COVID-19 pandemic gripping the globe. But societies have endu…

The Things We Cherish In Uncertain Times

When life is challenging, like during a pandemic, there’s no place like home — the repository of our treasured keepsakes and collections.Unprecedented. This is the word used to describe the COVID-19 pandemic gripping the globe. But societies have endu…

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These leading experts will discuss the latest fair value
measurement and valuation, as well as other current and future expected trends
regarding the FASB, SEC and international accounting standards at the upcoming…

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Meet Our Thought
Leaders

These leading experts will discuss the latest fair value
measurement and valuation, as well as other current and future expected trends
regarding the FASB, SEC and international accounting standards at the upcoming…

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This past May, myself and ASA International President, Douglas
R. Krieser, have been busy sharing with various groups our latest
insight and experiences on the impact of COVID-19 to ASA members and the
profession. Below is a brief recap of ou…

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This past May, myself and ASA International President, Douglas
R. Krieser, have been busy sharing with various groups our latest
insight and experiences on the impact of COVID-19 to ASA members and the
profession. Below is a brief recap of ou…

Kurt Cobain Guitar Up for Auction

On June 19, 2020, Julien’s Auctions will sell Kurt Cobain’s 1959 Martin D-18E.Photo credit: Julien’s Auctions

On June 19, 2020, Julien’s Auctions will sell Kurt Cobain’s 1959 Martin D-18E. This guitar was used to perform on MTV Unplugged in 1993.
At…

Kurt Cobain Guitar Up for Auction

On June 19, 2020, Julien’s Auctions will sell Kurt Cobain’s 1959 Martin D-18E.Photo credit: Julien’s Auctions

On June 19, 2020, Julien’s Auctions will sell Kurt Cobain’s 1959 Martin D-18E. This guitar was used to perform on MTV Unplugged in 1993.
At…

Greetings from the Trenches: Embroidered Silk Postcards Sent During World War I

Embroidered silk postcards sent by WWI soldiers became treasured mementos, many of which outlived their senders. The beautiful postcard shown here sold for $88.60 in 2014.

World War I was a brutal conflict, especially on the Western Front. Battlefiel…

Greetings from the Trenches: Embroidered Silk Postcards Sent During World War I

Embroidered silk postcards sent by WWI soldiers became treasured mementos, many of which outlived their senders. The beautiful postcard shown here sold for $88.60 in 2014.

World War I was a brutal conflict, especially on the Western Front. Battlefiel…

Prolific and Prophetic: The Art of Howard Finster

Howard Finster created folk art that is extraordinarily difficult to summarize. This signed wooden angel painting sold for $359.99 in 2017.

If you took the charisma of a roadside preacher, the creative output of Kanye West, the sweetness of Coca-Col…

Prolific and Prophetic: The Art of Howard Finster

Howard Finster created folk art that is extraordinarily difficult to summarize. This signed wooden angel painting sold for $359.99 in 2017.

If you took the charisma of a roadside preacher, the creative output of Kanye West, the sweetness of Coca-Col…

Maximizing the Return When Selling a Collection of Antiques or Collectibles – Part I

My Sell, Keep, or Toss? How to Downsize a Home, Settle an Estate, and Appraise Personal Property, published by Random House in 2007, contained two chapters relating specifically to selling collections—Chapter 6 entitled “Disposing of a Collection” a…

Maximizing the Return When Selling a Collection of Antiques or Collectibles – Part I

My Sell, Keep, or Toss? How to Downsize a Home, Settle an Estate, and Appraise Personal Property, published by Random House in 2007, contained two chapters relating specifically to selling collections—Chapter 6 entitled “Disposing of a Collection” a…

The Secret to Transporting Fragile Items and Antiques Safely

A reader’s email read: “I’m moving across country. The idea of packing and shipping my ceramics collection scares me! How do you recommend I proceed?” Nancy Zafrani of Oz Movers says that there is no secret to transporting fragile or valuable items saf…

The Secret to Transporting Fragile Items and Antiques Safely

A reader’s email read: “I’m moving across country. The idea of packing and shipping my ceramics collection scares me! How do you recommend I proceed?” Nancy Zafrani of Oz Movers says that there is no secret to transporting fragile or valuable items saf…

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On May 18,
ASA and ten other appraisal organizations sent a letter to the Internal Revenue
Service and the Treasury Department regarding a recent change to the Internal Revenue Manual affecting the way IRS
reviews appraisals prior to imposing…

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On May 18,
ASA and ten other appraisal organizations sent a letter to the Internal Revenue
Service and the Treasury Department regarding a recent change to the Internal Revenue Manual affecting the way IRS
reviews appraisals prior to imposing…

Whirlpool at the North Pole

In 1569, the great Flemish cartographer, Gerard Mercator, issued this important world map—-the first to use the so-called Mercator projection—-and on that map he introduced a radical and strange notion of the geography around the North Pole. Along the…

Whirlpool at the North Pole

In 1569, the great Flemish cartographer, Gerard Mercator, issued this important world map—-the first to use the so-called Mercator projection—-and on that map he introduced a radical and strange notion of the geography around the North Pole. Along the…

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American Society of Appraisers’ Houston Chapter partnered with Business Valuation Resources (BVR) to host its 10th Annual Award Winning and 1st Virtual At-Home Edition of 2020 Energy Valuation Conference on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
Event Chair…

African Americana Sells Above Estimates, Sets New Auction Records

Swann’s Printed & Manuscript African Americana auction breaks records, far exceeds pre-sale estimate.Leading the sale was an annotated 1848 letterpress broadside advertising for a reward for three young women who had escaped from slavery. The annou…

African Americana Sells Above Estimates, Sets New Auction Records

Swann’s Printed & Manuscript African Americana auction breaks records, far exceeds pre-sale estimate.Leading the sale was an annotated 1848 letterpress broadside advertising for a reward for three young women who had escaped from slavery. The annou…

Plague Doctors’ Costumes Looked Fanciful, But Had Serious Purpose

Plague doctors’ costumes consisted of a head-to-toe garment, glasses, and a long snout or bird beak filled with aromatic spices to protect them from the “bad air” believed to carry disease.Doctor Schnabel (“Dr. Beak”), a plague doctor in 17th-century R…

Newly Discovered Keith Haring Painting Comes to Auction

Created in 1986 and stashed away for decades by an owner who didn’t know what she had, a Keith Haring original emerges at auction at EJ’s Auction & Appraisal. The whimsical and vibrant work could be worth nearly $1 million.GLENDALE, Ariz. – In Dece…

Newly Discovered Keith Haring Painting Comes to Auction

Created in 1986 and stashed away for decades by an owner who didn’t know what she had, a Keith Haring original emerges at auction at EJ’s Auction & Appraisal. The whimsical and vibrant work could be worth nearly $1 million.GLENDALE, Ariz. – In Dece…

Antique Advertising Association Creates Virtual Convention

In a sign of the times, the Antique Advertising Association of America “Zooms” into new reality to connect with members during the coronavirus pandemic.In an innovative twist, the Antique Advertising Association of America is taking pandemic lemons and…

Antique Advertising Association Creates Virtual Convention

In a sign of the times, the Antique Advertising Association of America “Zooms” into new reality to connect with members during the coronavirus pandemic.In an innovative twist, the Antique Advertising Association of America is taking pandemic lemons and…

How To Insure and Protect Your Collection

A WorthPoint Affinity Partner – Bluewater Insurance
Jason: First of all, thank you for setting this up. I appreciate it. It’s always great to give a presentation on something that we’re passionate about, which is fine art and valuable asset insurance….

How To Insure and Protect Your Collection

A WorthPoint Affinity Partner – Bluewater Insurance
Jason: First of all, thank you for setting this up. I appreciate it. It’s always great to give a presentation on something that we’re passionate about, which is fine art and valuable asset insurance….

Welcome to the Real e-World

Independent Online Booksellers Association Photo credit: ioba.org

On Friday, May 15, Year 1 of Covid-19, the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) held its first virtual book fair beginning at 1 p.m. EST. I got online at 1:30, expecting t…

Welcome to the Real e-World

Independent Online Booksellers Association Photo credit: ioba.org

On Friday, May 15, Year 1 of Covid-19, the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) held its first virtual book fair beginning at 1 p.m. EST. I got online at 1:30, expecting t…

Less Than Perfect

How many times have you picked up something in an antique store and thought to yourself, “Hey, this is a pretty good deal” until you saw that it had a small flaw, maybe a dent or a missing piece? Sometimes you’ll put it back on the shelf but circle bac…

Less Than Perfect

How many times have you picked up something in an antique store and thought to yourself, “Hey, this is a pretty good deal” until you saw that it had a small flaw, maybe a dent or a missing piece? Sometimes you’ll put it back on the shelf but circle bac…

Great Discoveries: Drawing Found in Thrift Store Turns Out to Be an Original Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele’s Reclining Nude Girl (ca. 1918). Photo courtesy of Galerie St. Etienne.

Quick! What comes to mind when you think of thrift store artwork? Paint-by-the-numbers scary clowns? Some poor child’s discarded third-grade string art project? A t…

Great Discoveries: Drawing Found in Thrift Store Turns Out to Be an Original Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele’s Reclining Nude Girl (ca. 1918). Photo courtesy of Galerie St. Etienne.

Quick! What comes to mind when you think of thrift store artwork? Paint-by-the-numbers scary clowns? Some poor child’s discarded third-grade string art project? A t…

WorthPoint’s Making News

WorthPoint’s Danna Crawford recently appeared on Good Morning America.Photo Credit: Goodmorningamerica.com

WorthPoint subscribers with a watchful eye were quick to recognize a familiar face when our own Danna Crawford recently appeared in a feature s…

WorthPoint’s Making News

WorthPoint’s Danna Crawford recently appeared on Good Morning America.Photo Credit: Goodmorningamerica.com

WorthPoint subscribers with a watchful eye were quick to recognize a familiar face when our own Danna Crawford recently appeared in a feature s…

Edmonia Lewis a Pioneer for Women, Minority Artists

Sculptor Edmonia Lewis beat odds and shattered expectations.Edmonia Lewis had many odds against her and she beat every one to shatter expectations about what women and minority artists could accomplish.Edmonia Lewis, albumen print, c.1870.Lewis was the…

Edmonia Lewis a Pioneer for Women, Minority Artists

Sculptor Edmonia Lewis beat odds and shattered expectations.Edmonia Lewis had many odds against her and she beat every one to shatter expectations about what women and minority artists could accomplish.Edmonia Lewis, albumen print, c.1870.Lewis was the…

LiveAuctioneers, eBay Extend Charity Campaigns Through May 31

LiveAuctioneers, eBay raising money for COVID-19 relief efforts with charitable campaigns through May 31.NEW YORK and CALIFORNIA — To continue to help COVID-19 relief efforts, LiveAuctioneers and eBay have extended their charitable campaigns through Ma…

LiveAuctioneers, eBay Extend Charity Campaigns Through May 31

LiveAuctioneers, eBay raising money for COVID-19 relief efforts with charitable campaigns through May 31.NEW YORK and CALIFORNIA — To continue to help COVID-19 relief efforts, LiveAuctioneers and eBay have extended their charitable campaigns through Ma…

Rockwell Kent: A Force of Nature

The artist’s world was of an uncompromising Nature—frozen wastelands, steep rocky cliff, and violent tides—drawn from his own extensive travels. Kent’s figures were heroic, almost mythic characters who exhibited grace yet loneliness.”The Faller,” wood …

Old Bottle Trademark Identification Made Easy

You found an old bottle with no label or no embossing? No problem. Understanding how to identify bottles through trademark identification is the answer to your question.A common 1880-1890 whiskey bottle with no label or embossing can be identified by i…

Old Bottle Trademark Identification Made Easy

You found an old bottle with no label or no embossing? No problem. Understanding how to identify bottles through trademark identification is the answer to your question.A common 1880-1890 whiskey bottle with no label or embossing can be identified by i…

Vintage Fashion Photography Gaining Market Momentum

Images by noted photographers including Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Peter Lindbergh and Herb Ritts regularly appear in the Top-10 lists of photography auction results, and prices for iconic shots are rising.The most iconic fashion photograph of all …

Vintage Fashion Photography Gaining Market Momentum

Images by noted photographers including Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Peter Lindbergh and Herb Ritts regularly appear in the Top-10 lists of photography auction results, and prices for iconic shots are rising.The most iconic fashion photograph of all …

Vintage Fashion Photography Gaining Market Momentum

Images by noted photographers including Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Peter Lindbergh and Herb Ritts regularly appear in the Top-10 lists of photography auction results, and prices for iconic shots are rising.The most iconic fashion photograph of all …

Vintage Fashion Photography Gaining Market Momentum

Images by noted photographers including Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Peter Lindbergh and Herb Ritts regularly appear in the Top-10 lists of photography auction results, and prices for iconic shots are rising.The most iconic fashion photograph of all …

Fashion Photography Gaining Market Momentum

Images by noted photographers including Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Peter Lindbergh and Herb Ritts regularly appear in the Top-10 lists of photography auction results, and prices for iconic shots are rising.The most iconic fashion photograph of all …

Fashion Photography Gaining Market Momentum

Images by noted photographers including Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Peter Lindbergh and Herb Ritts regularly appear in the Top-10 lists of photography auction results, and prices for iconic shots are rising.The most iconic fashion photograph of all …

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Meet Our Thought
Leaders

These leading experts will discuss the machinery and
equipment opportunities and challenges for valuation and finance professionals
during this current crisis at the upcoming 9th
Annual ASA Equipment Valuation Virtual C…

Great Discoveries: Man Finds Old Car Buried in Garden During Lockdown

Retro car unearthed in Yorkshireman’s back garden. Photo: BBC News

As the shutdown continues, we’re all becoming a little stir-crazy, and looking for ways to pass the time. John Brayshaw, of Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire thought he’d do a bit of diggi…

More Dangerous Things to Collect

A few months ago, we ran a story written by Tom Carrier called Collecting Dangerous Things. The article got so many reads, we asked Tom to write a follow-up piece. Enjoy!

Lead crystal can safely be used for several hours as long as it is washed bef…

Rinker on Collectibles: A 1925 Football Program, a High Chair, an Oil Lamp, and a Glass Vase

A 1925 New York Giants football program.

QUESTION: I found a 1925 New York Giants football program in my grandmother’s basement. It is for an October 18, 1925, game at the Polo Grounds between the New York Giants and Frankford Yellow Jackets. I am tr…

Flights of Fancy: Pie Birds Are Functional, Whimsical Collectibles

Pie birds are useful tools to prevent pies from bubbling over, can be found in various shapes and colors and are cute ceramic figurines to display in the kitchen.Magpie by Brian-Lownds Pateman (formerly Babbacombe potteries); $30+.The small bird sits t…

Shipwrecks Reveal Spectacular Artifacts

The 17th-century Ottoman merchant ship, with its vast cargo of hundreds of artifacts from 14 cultures and civilizations, is a time capsule of the beginning of the globalized world.Chinese Ming porcelain from the Ottoman merchant ship, lost around 1630 …

Finding the Wonder At Hand

Who knows the influence of a moment in time, one as fleeting as a snowflake and just as magical? Take Mark Bellomo. In 1978, he received a Star Wars Millennium Falcon as a Christmas present. A gift of unfathomable joy. Maybe it’s no wonder Bellomo is n…

Finding the Wonder At Hand

Who knows the influence of a moment in time, one as fleeting as a snowflake and just as magical? Take Mark Bellomo. In 1978, he received a Star Wars Millennium Falcon as a Christmas present. A gift of unfathomable joy. Maybe it’s no wonder Bellomo is n…

A Dream Restored

Built in 1908 by a founder of the American Stove Co., this grand Beaux-Art house became an irresistible project of the heart. It took years to realize but the St. Louis home is once again a wonder to behold.The stupefying house beckoned like a fairytal…

A Dream Restored

Built in 1908 by a founder of the American Stove Co., this grand Beaux-Art house became an irresistible project of the heart. It took years to realize but the St. Louis home is once again a wonder to behold.The stupefying house beckoned like a fairytal…

A Dream Restored

Built in 1908 by a founder of the American Stove Co., this grand Beaux-Art house became an irresistible project of the heart. It took years to realize but the St. Louis home is once again a wonder to behold.The stupefying house beckoned like a fairytal…

Collecting Autographed Baseballs

This baseball signed by 11 Chicago Cubs, including Charlie Root and New York Yankee Babe Ruth, from the 1932 World Series sold for almost $950,000 in 2007.

In the 1993 movie The Sandlot, young Scotty Smalls – the new kid in town – is befriended by th…

A 6 inch student globe, American globe and School supply, 1892

     I have a love hate relationship with eBay,  as you will know if your a regular reader.   This is a story about why I love it.  Recently I was able to find a very special globe.  American globe and school supply 6 inch globe, copyright 1892 by Rand…

The Partners of WorthPoint – A Webinar Series

We are beginning our series with Jason Saarm. Jason is the president of BlueWater Insurance, one of our WorthPoint “Affinity Partners.” 

You may remember the article Jason recently wrote for us called “Homeowners vs Specialty” 
During this live web…

Why Michael Jordan Always Gets “The Last Dance”

Since we currently can’t go to sporting events, ESPN has a solution: The Last Dance, a 10 part documentary chronicling the Chicago Bulls’ quest for the 6th NBA championship during the 1997-98 season. This 1998 NBA game 6 playoff ticket sold for $1000…

Schedler 3 inch globe, I love the small ones

     I just can’t get enough of small globes.  Certainly it’s a space issue, my study is fast filling and I’m starting to get dirty looks from my better half.   Anyhoo today I received in the mail a beautiful Schedler 3 inch globe mounted plainly on an…

Masks On: The Making of a Collectible

This Eluk mask, representing a protective forest spirit, from the Kwele tribe of West Africa, sold in 2020 for $58.

In the days of “social distancing,” “quarantine,” and “pandemic,” many words and cultural practices have been redefined in mainstream …

What’s your Greatest Discovery? Tell Us About It – and Win Cash!

There’s only one week left in our Great Discoveries Video Challenge. We hope you’ll join us for a chance to win cash prizes and free appraisals from e-ValueIt.
Here’s how it works: Tell us how WorthPoint helped you learn more about your most prized p…

Great Discoveries: Man Finds $126,500 Penny in Fifty-Cent Roll of Coins

Rare 1969-S Doubled Die Lincoln Cent Found Roll Searching

1969-S Doubled Die Lincoln CentPhoto: Heritage Auction Galleries.

Remember the old adage, “a penny for your thoughts?” How about $126,500 worth of them?
“Searching pocket change for error co…

May 17 is National Pack Rat Day!

Take an assessment of yourself–are you a pack rat? Do you by chance have a box of old postcards and greeting cards that you have kept in your closet for years? This collection sold for $23.50 in March 2020.

Did you know that May 17th is National Pack…

The WorthPoint Library

Today’s presentation is on the WorthPoint Library, an online antiques and collectibles library of nearly 1,000 books for reading and research. 
Welcome. My name is Danna Crawford. I am the strategic director at WorthPoint and the founder and CEO of Pow…

Pac-Man Turns 40

Pac-Man, the biggest arcade game of all time, ruled the ‘80s.The Pac-Man arcade game.It was May 22, 1980, and American kids – as well as their poor, bewildered parents – had no clue what was about to hit them.Pac-Man, the revolutionary video game relea…

Pac-Man Turns 40

Pac-Man, the biggest video game of all time, ruled the ‘80s.The Pac-Man arcade game.It was May 22, 1980, and American kids – as well as their poor, bewildered parents – had no clue what was about to hit them.Pac-Man, the revolutionary video game releas…

Discovering Napier Jewelry of the 1920s

Costume jewelry expert Pamela Wiggins Siegel discusses the Napier Co.’s jewelry from the 1920s and gives tips for dating it.Bliss sautoir necklace, 1919-1920.Napier jewelry first captured my attention when I found a number of amazing vintage pieces at …

Discovering Napier Jewelry of the 1920s

Costume jewelry expert Pamela Wiggins Siegel discusses the Napier Co.’s jewelry from the 1920s and gives tips for dating it.Bliss sautoir necklace, 1919-1920.Napier jewelry first captured my attention when I found a number of amazing vintage pieces at …

Discovering Napier Jewelry of the 1920s

Costume jewelry expert Pamela Wiggins Siegel discusses the Napier Co.’s jewelry from the 1920s and gives tips for dating it.Bliss sautoir necklace, 1919-1920.Napier jewelry first captured my attention when I found a number of amazing vintage pieces at …

A Salute to Mothers

In observance of Mother’s Day, here are some of our favorite ways moms have been captured in the antiques and collectibles world.A classic image of a mother tucking her children into bed by Norman Rockwell: Mother’s Little Angels, the Literary Digest c…

Postcard Passion: Traveling the World Without Leaving Home

Postcards, providing a window to the world for more than a century, get their due during National Postcard Week in May. But collectors celebrate these picturesque beauties year round because looking back helps us to understand who we are today.Vintage …

Postcard Passion: Traveling the World Without Leaving Home

Postcards, providing a window to the world for more than a century, get their due during National Postcard Week in May. But collectors celebrate these picturesque beauties year round because looking back helps us to understand who we are today.Vintage …

A Mother’s Day Gift to Sons and Daughters

This year for Mother’s Day, consider having a “who gets what” conversation with your family. Who gets your gorgeous silk WWI souvenir postcard like this one that sold for $5 in 2015?

They said I was a terrible auctioneer. But it wasn’t my fault. Real…

Got a Great Story to Tell About Your Treasure Hunting Skills? We Want to Hear It!

Half the fun of finding treasure is getting to brag about it (the other half is getting paid for it!). We’re giving you the chance to do both with our Great Discoveries Video Contest.  Tell us about your favorite discovery and how you used WorthPoin…

The Show Must Go On

Practicing social distancing, The Jeanine Tenzi Auction Company of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, went viral with their first Facebook auction.Photo by Bob Eckstein ©2020 and used by permission from The Jeanine Tenzi Auction Company.

Instead of looking to …

Rinker on Collectibles Q/A: Thonet Chairs, Record Player Console, Luggage, and an Antifreeze Tester

Four Thonet banquet dining room side chairs.

QUESTION: I own four Thonet banquet dining room side chairs. The chairs feature a caned bentwood back that is rounded at the top corners The modified saddle seats have a blue fabric stretched across a uret…

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This past
March and April I have been staying at home, like many others, due to the
global COVID-19 pandemic. During this time I’ve been fortunate to continue my
ASA leadership responsibilities and coordinate with staff, also working at
home, the…

Trending at Ruby Lane: Gifts for Mom

Antiques and collectibles gift ideas for Mother’s Day.Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to show your mom, biological or otherwise, how much she means to you with a special gift. These are just some of the many options to choose from at RubyLane.com….

Trending at Ruby Lane: Gifts for Mom

Antiques and collectibles gift ideas for Mother’s Day.Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to show your mom, biological or otherwise, how much she means to you with a special gift. These are just some of the many options to choose from at RubyLane.com….